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CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED

TIFF.21

CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED TIFF.21

Director: Nataşa Merkulova, Alexei Ciupov

RUSSIA, FRANCE, ESTONIA, 2021

RUNNING TIME: 126'

Screenplay: Nataşa Merkulova, Alexei Ciupov, Mart Taniel

Director of Photography: Mart Taniel

Editor: François Gédigier

Cast: Iuri Borisov, Timofei Tribunţev, Alexandr Yaţenko, Nikita Kukuşin, Vladimir Epifanţev

Producer: Valeri Fedorovici, Evgheni Nikişov, Alexander Plotnikov

Production: A Place of Power, Lookfilm, Homeless Bob Production, Kinovista

Festivals: Veneţia 2021, Busan 2021, Varşovia 2021, Salonic 2021, Chicago 2021, Gent 2021, Tallinn 2021, Les Arcs 2021, Göteborg 2022

Awards: Marele premiu al juriului/Grand Prize of the Jury - Les Arcs 2021, Cea mai bună Best Art Direction - Chicago 2021

FILMOGRAPHY

Captain Volkonogov Escaped (2021), Call-center (TV, 2020), The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018), Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018), Intimate Parts (2013)

Captain Fyodor Volkonogov, a well-respected and obedient USSR law enforcer, witnesses his peers being suspiciously questioned. Sensing his turn is approaching, he escapes and is soon on the run, hunted by his former colleagues. Vulnerable and hopeless, Fyodor comes to realize what he had been part of. Suddenly he gets a message from hell...

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